Program Announcements

The latest announcement(s) from OMS CS and your advising team.

This message will be long, but it is important that you read this message in its entirety.

Please read this ENTIRE email, and if you have any advising-related questions, please email oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu.  Please be sure to include your full name and nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX) in EVERY email.  If your question is answered in the email below, you will be referred back to this email

Please remember that Phase I registration is for RETURNING OMSCS STUDENTS ONLY.  New students will register during Phase II.

The Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 schedules will be available to view sometime today (March 8).

SUMMER 2018 

1.  Time Tickets

Time tickets tell you the exact day and time you will be able to start registering for your classes.  Here is the link on how to view your time ticket:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/time-tickets.

Time tickets will be available to view for Summer 2018 Registration after 6:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 22.  Please note that registration does not begin at this time, but rather your time ticket will tell you the exact day and time that you can begin registering during the Summer registration window.

Time tickets are issued based on the number of earned hours you have completed to date.  As a reminder, time tickets are issued by the Registrar’s Office, and we have no control over that process.

2.  Registration Holds

It is possible you may have a registration hold due to missing documents or immunization documentation.  Here is the link on how to check your holds:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/holds.  The department who issued the hold must clear your hold. 

If you have an “immunization” hold, please send an email to immunizations@health.gatech.edu to request a waiver so that you can get that hold removed.

If you have not completed your Foundational Requirement, you will be restricted from registering for any course that is not a Foundational course.

3.  How to Register for Classes

Here is the link on how to register for classes:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/registration-information.

4.  Summer 2018 Facts

Summer 2018 Registration will take place during one LONG Phase of registration period that begins on March 26 and does not end until 4:00PM ET on May 18. 

The term dates for Summer 2018 term are May 14 — August 3.  You can check the Summer 2018 term academic calendar on the Registrar’s website at http://registrar.gatech.edu/.

Please keep in mind that there are “CSE” classes; therefore, be sure to do a search on both “CS” and “CSE” for a full listing of the online courses offered.  The search for CS is “Computer Science”, and the search for CSE is "Computational Science and Engineering".

Keep in mind that the OMS Analytics program will have online courses as well, so make sure you are looking at the section codes.  Generally, the section code “OAN” will be an MS Analytics only course.  At this time, OMSCS students are not able to register for OMS Analytics courses.

5.  Waitlisting

We WILL be “waitlisting” during the entire registration period for Summer 2018.  Please remember that the wait lists do not “go live” until the final time ticket has opened for registration.

If you change your mind about a course you are waitlisted for, you have to remove yourself from the wait list.  We cannot remove you.  Additionally, we cannot add students to the wait list — you must add yourself.

For more information about waitlisting, please visit:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/waitlists.  PLEASE review this information carefully!  

 ***You only have 12 hours to add the course after you receive the waitlist notification.*** 

Please note that there are two different reasons why you might be issued a waitlist notification:  either we have added seats to a course or someone else drops the class and releases the seat.  We can control when we add seats, but we cannot control when someone else drops.  If you receive a waitlist notification at midnight, it is because someone else dropped the course at that time, and we cannot control that.  Once you receive the notification, you must add by CRN.  Add by look up does not work for waitlisted courses.  If you do not register within the 12-hour period, you will be dropped from the wait list, and the next person on the list will receive the permission to enroll.  We have no control over this.  If this happens, your only option is to add yourself back to the wait list and hope for the best.

PLEASE do not add yourself to the wait list for every class.  Waitlisting for ONLY the course you want helps us better determine demand.  

6.  Note:  Due to limited course availability, students only will be allowed to take one (1) course during Summer 2018 term (as has been the case every Summer).  Course sizes will be limited based on TA availability.

7. CS 8803 O07- new course number  

Intro to Cyber Physical Systems Security has a new course number, CS 6263.  Only the course number has changed.  If you took CS 8803 O07, you cannot also get credit for CS 6263.  At this time, this course is still not a foundational course.

8.  Declare Your Specialization Before Registration Starts

This is a reminder that if you haven’t, you should declare your specialization in OSCAR as soon as you know which one you will pursue.    It helps us determine course demand and also enables advisors to better assist you when you have questions about what courses you need to take.  It also enables you to be able to use DegreeWorks for “self service” by applying the correct curriculum to your degree program.  

As a reminder, to declare your specialization, you should go to OSCAR to the Student Services and Financial Aid menu->Student Records->Change Program of Study, select “MSCS”, and then choose your specialization from the list.  Please remember that OMSCS students can only select one of the 4 specializations offered through the OMSCS program:  Computational Perception and Robotics, Computing Systems, Interactive Intelligence, or Machine Learning.

9. Degreeworks

This is a reminder that you can review your academic progress at any time by logging onto DegreeWorks at www.degreeworks.gatech.edu using your GT credentials.  Here you also can review your degree status if you have petitioned to graduate and any exceptions that we have applied to your program of study.  It is advisable for all students to look at DegreeWorks at least once per semester during a regular enrolled term and at least four times per semester during your graduating semester (before Phase II registration ends, after Phase II ends, after the withdrawal deadline, and after final grades are in).  If you find any discrepancies, please report those to your advisor.  We generally do not apply exceptions in DegreeWorks until AFTER you have petitioned to graduate.

Fall 2018

1.  Time Tickets

Time tickets tell you the exact day and time you will be able to start registering for your classes.  Here is the link on how to view your time ticket:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/time-tickets.

Time tickets will be available to view for Fall 2017 Phase I after 6:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 22.  Please note that registration does not begin at this time, but rather your time ticket will tell you the exact day and time that you can begin registering during the Phase I registration window.

Time tickets are issued based on the number of earned hours you have completed to date.  As a reminder, time tickets are issued by the Registrar’s Office, and we have no control over that process.

2.  Registration Holds

It is possible you may have a registration hold due to missing documents or missing immunization documentation.  Here is the link to check your holds:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/holds.  

If you have an “immunization” hold, please send an email to immunizations@health.gatech.edu to request a waiver so that you can get that hold removed.

If you have not completed your Foundational Requirement, you will be restricted from registering for any course that is not a Foundational course, and you will be limited to 6 credit hours for the Fall 2018 term.

3.  How to Register for Classes

Here is the link on how to register for classes:  https://registrar.gatech.edu/registration/registration-information.

4. Fall 2018 Facts

Fall Phase I registration opens on Monday, March 26, and ends on May 18 at 4:00PM ET.

The Fall 2018 term begins on Monday, August 20 and ends on December 15.

You can check the Fall 2018 term academic calendar on the Registrar’s website at http://registrar.gatech.edu/.  

If you plan to take two special topics classes with the same course number (ex: CS 8803), you will need a duplicate course permit to register for both.  Please contact oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu to request this.  Please be sure to include your full name, nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX), and the name of the course you are attempting to add to your schedule.

Please keep in mind that there are “CSE” classes; therefore, be sure to do a search on both “CS” and “CSE” for a full listing of the online courses offered.  The search for CS is “Computer Science”, and the search for CSE is "Computational Science and Engineering".

Keep in mind that the OMS Analytics program will have online courses as well, so make sure you are looking at the section codes.  Generally, the section code “OAN” will be an MS Analytics only course.  At this time, OMSCS students are not able to register for OMS Analytics courses.

REMEMBER that per new policy, ALL OMSCS students are limited to 6 credit hours per term for the Fall and Spring terms.  Students who wish to petition to take a third course can request this during Phase II.  More information will be sent prior to the start of Phase II registration.

5.  Waitlisting

We WILL be “waitlisting” during Phase I for Fall 2018.    

Your total number of enrolled+waitlisted hours should never be more than 6 hours.  WE WILL CHECK PERIODICALLY.  Violation may resort to being moved to the bottoms of all the lists you are on.

6. CS 8803 O07 — New Course Number  

Intro to Cyber Physical Systems Security has a new course number, CS 6263.  Only the course number has changed.  If you took CS 8803 O07, you cannot also get credit for CS 6263.  At this time, this course is still not a foundational course.

7.  Declare Your Specialization Before Registration Starts

This is a reminder that if you haven’t, you should declare your specialization in OSCAR as soon as you know which one you will pursue.    It helps us determine course demand and also enables advisors to better assist you when you have questions about what courses you need to take.  It also enables you to be able to use DegreeWorks for “self service” by applying the correct curriculum to your degree program.  

As a reminder, to declare your specialization, you should go to OSCAR to the Student Services and Financial Aid menu->Student Records->Change Program of Study, select “MSCS”, and then choose your specialization from the list.  Please remember that OMSCS students can only select one of the 4 specializations offered through the OMSCS program:  Computational Perception and Robotics, Computing Systems, Interactive Intelligence, or Machine Learning.

8. Degreeworks

This is a reminder that you can review your academic progress at any time by logging onto DegreeWorks at www.degreeworks.gatech.edu using your GT credentials.  Here you also can review your degree status if you have petitioned to graduate and any exceptions that we have applied to your program of study.  It is advisable for all students to look at DegreeWorks at least once per semester during a regular enrolled term and at least four times per semester during your graduating semester (before Phase II registration ends, after Phase II ends, after the withdrawal deadline, and after final grades are in).  If you find any discrepancies, please report those to your advisor.  We generally do not apply exceptions in DegreeWorks until AFTER you have petitioned to graduate.

Reminder:  The Google+ OMSCS Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/108902554607547634726) is an awesome resource, but please note that it is not the official forum for communication from our office.

Below you will find some FAQs about Registration.

As a reminder, if you have any additional advising-related questions after reading through this information, please send a message to oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu and include your full name and your nine-digit GT ID number (90X-XX-XXXX).  Have a great day!

Sincerely,

OMSCS Advising Team

FAQs

Q:  Can I take both CS 6505 and CS 8803 GA?

A:  Yes, however there is most likely a significant overlap in course materials, so we would not recommend it.

Q:  Can I now count the “C” I earned in CS 6505 for my specialization since CS 8803 GA is the new replacement course?

A:  No.  All specialization coursework must still be completed with a “B” or better. 

Q:  When can I declare my specialization?

A:  You can declare your specialization ANYTIME EXCEPT during an active Registration period.  If you will graduate in Summer 18 or Fall 18, you will want to declare your specialization before registration begins.

Q:  I have a missing documentation hold.  How do I get it removed?

A:  Contact Graduate Studies at 404-894-1610.

Q:  I have a cohort restriction, but I completed my Foundational Requirement.  What should I do? 

A:  Please email oms-advising@cc.gatech.edu and request to have that restriction removed.

Q:  Can I take the Summer 2018 semester off without penalty?  

A:  If you enrolled in Spring 2018, you can take Summer 2018 off without penalty.  If you did not enroll in Spring 2018, you must enroll in Summer 2018 or else you will have to apply for readmission (https://registrar.gatech.edu/alumni/readmission).  As a reminder, a “W” counts as a record of enrollment.  Therefore, if you withdrew from your Spring 2018 course(s), this counts as a record of enrollment.

Q:  Why is my time ticket not on the first day of registration?

A:  Graduate students are typically one of the last groups to become active as far as time tickets during registration.  Therefore, your time ticket is unlikely to be for the first day of registration.